Police on Long Island arrest suspect in connection with Gilgo Beach murders

Police officers arrested the suspect in connection to the murders Wednesday night in New York City.

News 12 Staff

Jul 14, 2023, 10:10 AM

Updated 283 days ago

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Police announced this morning that an arrest has been made in connection to the Gilgo Beach murders.
News 12 confirmed that the suspect arrested in connection with the murders is Rex Heuermann of Massapequa Park
Police officers arrested the suspect in connection to the murders Wednesday night in New York City.  
Neighbors of Heuermann tell News 12 they saw law enforcement on their street around 11 p.m. Wednesday.  
WATCH: DOCUMENTARY AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION - Gilgo Beach: Unsolved
According to neighbors, Heuermann lives at the home on 1st Avenue with his wife, and children and would commute to work in New York City.
Neighbors also say Heuermann went to Berner High School and had five or six siblings.  Heuermann is expected to appear in court this afternoon.  

VIDEO: Fred Klein, assistant professor of Law at Hofstra University, breaks down the judicial process in the case. WATCH VIDEO BELOW:

The first of 10 bodies were found along Ocean Parkway on Dec. 11, 2010. 
The mystery attracted national headlines for many years and the unsolved killings were the subject of the 2020 Netflix film “Lost Girls.”
The deaths of 11 people whose remains were found in 2010 and 2011 have long stumped investigators. Most of the victims were young women who had been sex workers. Several of the bodies were found near the town of Gilgo Beach.

VIDEO: Attorney for 2 Gilgo Beach victims' families speaks to News 12

John Ray, the attorney for Gilgo Beach murder victims Jessica Taylor and Shannon Gilbert spoke to News 12 this morning. WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW:
Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney, Police Commissioner Rodney K. Harrison, Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr., as well as representatives from the New York State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation will hold a news conference at 4 p.m. News 12 will carry it live on air and our app.
On May 9, 2011, then Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota released details regarding the remains found along Ocean Parkway. Below is the press release from that day:
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